I haven't seen anyone speculate as to why so many watched the debate. One would think that with all the enthusiasm surrounding Obama's candidacy in 2008, that those debates would be "king of the ratings", but they were far-surpassed this time.
Could it be that there are more undecideds than what people are telling the pollsters? Could it be that so many are watching because they either (a) want to see what this Romney guy is all about because they're not really that sure about Obama, even though they polled for him, or (b) they are tending toward Romney, but need to be convinced that he's the "real deal"?
Just wondering ... but I would like to read some "experts'" analyses of this.